Movie poster for Bewafaa
|Directed by||Dharmesh Darshan|
|Produced by||Boney Kapoor|
|Written by||Dharmesh Darshan|
|Distributed by||Sridevi Productions|
|Release date(s)||25 February 2005|
|Running time||151 mins|
|Budget||200 million (US$3.3 million)|
|Box office||853.6 million (US$14 million)|
Bewafaa (English: Unfaithful) is a 2005 Bollywood romantic drama musical film starring Akshay kumar, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai, Sushmita Sen, Shamita Shetty and Kabir Bedi. The film is directed by Dharmesh Darshan who had earlier directed films like Raja Hindustani (1996) and Dhadkan (2000). Bewafaa tells the story of changing morals and values in a fast-changing world, with the tagline "When cultures meet." Bewafaa was produced by Boney Kapoor, with music composed by Nadeem-Shravan. It borrows a lot of elements from the 1963 film Gumrah.
Anjali (Kareena Kapoor) is the younger daughter of her Canadian mother (Nafisa Ali) and Indian father (Kabir Bedi), living in the city of Montreal, Quebec. She shares a healthy relationship with her parents but has a secret to hide. She reveals this secret only to her elder sister Aarti (Sushmita Sen).
The secret is her love for a budding musician Raja (Akshay Kumar). Raja is not a rich man, but that does not deter Anjali from loving him. Aarti assures Anjali and Raja that she will convince her parents of their true love.
But unfortunately fate has different plans for them. Aarti passes away on the birth of her twin babies. Circumstances force Anjali to marry Aarti's husband, Aditya Sahai (Anil Kapoor). With the much older and mature Aditya, Anjali migrates to New Delhi.
Aditya is a business tycoon who hardly finds any time for his sister-in-law turned wife or his two lovable daughters. Anjali fulfills every role asked for her by society but cannot bridge the gap between herself and Aditya. She finds herself in a marriage that has no compatibility but only compromise. Her only source of solace are her two endearing girls.
Amidst all this, one day Raja, who is now a famous fusion singer, walks back into her life. Suddenly Anjali is torn. She begins hanging out with Raja. When Aditya returns, he senses a change in her and decides to look into it. He seeks the help of his friends, a flamboyant couple — Dil and Pallavi Arora (Manoj Bajpai and Shamita Shetty). After revealing to Anjali that he did know about Raja and acknowledging that Anjali is not at fault, Aditya gives her the freedom to choose between Raja and himself. She chooses Aditya over Raja, not only because of her duty as a mother, but also because she realises that she loves Aditya. Raja leaves and Anjali embarks on a tour with her husband.
- Akshay Kumar ... Raja (rock singer "Indian Raja")
- Anil Kapoor ... Aditya Sahai
- Kareena Kapoor ... Anjali Sahai
- Sushmita Sen ... Aarti Sahai
- Shamita Shetty ... Pallavi Arora
- Manoj Bajpai ... Dil Arora
- Nafisa Ali ... Anjali and Aarti's mother
- Kabir Bedi ... Anjali and Aarti's father
The soundtrack of the movie was composed by Nadeem Saifi and Shravan Rathod, with the lyrics authored by Sameer, using the voices of Ghulam Ali, Kumar Sanu, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Udit Narayan, Sonu Niigam, Alka Yagnik, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Sapna Mukherjee, Shantanu Mukherjee(aka Shaan). The song "Mera Dil" was recorded in voices of Udit Narayan, Sonu, Shaan although the respective have dissimilar lyrics and depict different emotions. Although the movie tanked at the box office, the songs were chartbusters. Lata Mangeshkar sang for Nadeem Shravan after a long gap as she last crooned for them in Hisaab Khoon Ka.
|Track No||Song||Singer(s)||Music Director|
|1||Ek Dilruba Hai (Part 1- Mera Dil)||Udit Narayan||Nadeem-Shravan|
|2||Pyaar Ki Raahein (Part 2- Mera Dil)||Shaan||Nadeem-Shravan|
|3||Ek Bewafaa Hai (Part 3- Mera Dil)||Sonu Niigam||Nadeem-Shravan|
|4||Pyar Ka Anjaam||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik and Sapna Mukherjee||Nadeem-Shravan|
|5||Kaise Piya Se||Lata Mangeshkar||Nadeem-Shravan|
|6||Ishq Chupta Nahin||Abhijeet||Nadeem-Shravan|
|7||Kehta Hai Kabutar||Asha Bhosle & Shaan||Nadeem-Shravan|
|8||Teri Yaad Yaad||Ghulam Ali||Nadeem-Shravan|
After their older sisters Karisma Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty worked with each other in the movies Rishtey and Jaanwar, Kareena Kapoor and Shamita Shetty worked together this time in Bewafaa. Also, the plot is taken from the Telugu movie Abhinandana
The film had an average opening, and collected Rs.10 crores. Box Office India declared the film as an below average grosser.